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Old 10-14-2007, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Duluth, MN
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I'm thinking of moving into central PA somewhere. Anywhere around Altoona, or Williamsport, or maybe State College. But, I want to move out into the woods where there aren't many people, land is cheap, and crime isn't bad. I think State College might be a little too crowded and crazy for me. I don't do bars or clubs or anything, so the less of them the better for me. Does anyone know of a foresty area and have anything good or bad to say about it? I want to know the good places.....and the places to avoid.

(I work for the post office as a mailman. So, I don't have to worry about finding a job. I can transfer anywhere I want.)
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:55 PM
 
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Huntingdon, Pa might be a good place to check out. I've heard some good things about it. If you aren't too particular on where your move is, and a little further northwest isn't out of the option, check out a place called Ridgway. It is really nice and welcoming. There aren't any chain restaurants or stores. It is very clean, and very nice. If that small isn't for you, St. Marys would be a good choice as well.
Good luck in your search!
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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You can also check out Cambria County. Lots of land there and lots of woods and such.
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Oh, and having lived in Altoona-stay away! If you want something close to Altoona then check out Bellwood. It is about 15 minutes from Altoona so you have access to stuff but it is in a better school district AND you can get some land and it is just really nice there.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Just north of Williamsport (actually north of Montoursville on Route 87) along the Loyalsock Creek are several areas that are wooded and rather remote. You could also check out the area around Rose Valley Lake, also north of Montoursville and Williamsport.

If you'd like to go a birth further south, west of Mifflinburg along Route 45 you'll find Laurelton, which has many wooded areas, or west of Mifflinburg along Route 192 is the R. B. Winter State Park, with some houses available around the fringes.

Be careful where you move to. Even though you work for the USPS you can only transfer if there is an opening, and many of the smaller rural communities don't have much of a turnover. Of course, if you're thinking of living in the smaller community and working in the larger city areas (like Williamsport, State College or Altoona) then that might be a different story.

Best wishes!
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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You should try outside State College in Penns Valley, just east of SC or Bald Eagle, north of SC. Rural areas were you can live in the peace and quiet. Don't cross State College off the list. Even though it is a college town, it is a small, friendly community and there is sooo much more there than bars! Centre County has world class fishing and hunting. Check it out! LOOK FOR HOUSES AND LAND: happyvalleyhomes.com.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Just north of Williamsport (actually north of Montoursville on Route 87) along the Loyalsock Creek are several areas that are wooded and rather remote. You could also check out the area around Rose Valley Lake, also north of Montoursville and Williamsport.

If you'd like to go a birth further south, west of Mifflinburg along Route 45 you'll find Laurelton, which has many wooded areas, or west of Mifflinburg along Route 192 is the R. B. Winter State Park, with some houses available around the fringes.

Be careful where you move to. Even though you work for the USPS you can only transfer if there is an opening, and many of the smaller rural communities don't have much of a turnover. Of course, if you're thinking of living in the smaller community and working in the larger city areas (like Williamsport, State College or Altoona) then that might be a different story.

Best wishes!
These are very good suggestions for someone who wishes to be out in the wooded lands with some peace and serenity, but still close enough to the cities for those necessary conveniences.

Also, up Rte. 15 north of Williamsport, you will find Cogan Station and another 10 miles or so Trout Run. Both very rural and safe areas with lots of mountains and woods, but still close enough to Williamsport to have good medical care and shopping.

There are lots of isolated areas around Lock Haven, as well. That is between Williamsport and State College, and also a college town (as is Williamsport).

College and university towns are wonderful places to live "near". You have so many cultural and sports events that you can attend, yet be removed from all of the busy hussle-bustle of the college itself by living 10 miles out from the city.

I hope you find a nice spot to call home. I dearly miss PA, but hope to get a little bit closer soon.
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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Stay east of the mountain range. it's like night and day. I have to drive 25 to get to a walmart. My neighbor has goats about 30 of the suckers. He stores them in his basement. I always say central PA is like going back in time 20 years. Good luck. I travel for work as well.
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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Default My big move

I am also interested in moving to a somewhat rural area. I do like being close to a wal-mart and maybe a mall conveniently located mall. I would love some peace and quiet, with no bars or racial problems. I want to be able to peace, without the threat of someone breaking into my front door, stealing my car or loud hip hop music blasting until late hours. I have a small yorkie and would like to move into an area where I can take him for long walks not on the street, but in a semi-wooded area. I am also interested in moving into an apartment that is reasonable, nice and. In a year or so I would be interested in purchasing a house in that area, if the houses are reasonably priced. So, which central pa areas do you suggest?. I am making a list and would like to check out as many areas as possible before making a final decision. Last but not lease, is there bus service in any of the areas, just in case my car breakes down. I would love to live close to a super wal-mart, supermarket or a mall.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:09 PM
 
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Do you need to find a job? The other people posted some nice suggestions but finding a professional job in rural areas is out of the question. I have family in Lewisburg and I like the area but I could never find a job up there that matches my qualifications. Northern York County (Lewisberry, Etters) and Monroe Township in Cumberland County have some really attractive areas, good school systems, and rural settings. They are also close to Harrisburg/Camp Hill/Mechanisburg which have corporate jobs and some Fortune 500 headquarters including Rite Aid, Harsco, Tyco Electronics, Select Medical, and Hershey
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